Mitigation banking is the preservation, enhancement, restoration, or creation of a wetland habitat or stream, or other natural resources to establish credits used to offset or mitigate for the adverse impacts caused by a nearby project. The goal of mitigation banking is to enhance the amount or value the specific resource or habitat affected. Mitigation banks provide many advantages over on-site and small parcel mitigation. By combining necessary services to create, maintain, and monitor mitigation, banks can provide superior biological services at a lower cost.
Due to the depth of CRG Texas’ knowledgeable staff, we often assist mitigation banking firms with specific aspects of the mitigation banking process. Our team of experts can provide habitat assessments, focused species surveys, wetland delineations, cultural resources services and analysis related to hydrology and geomorphology to support the allocation of credits for mitigation or conservation banks. Additionally, our habitat restoration specialists can prepare planting and construction plans needed to create or restore habitat to bring additional value to your project.